of Complex Cases
Dr. Weiss has special training and experience in the application of psychiatric knowledge to legal issues, and works in areas where mental health and the legal system overlap. He offers objective evaluations and psychiatric consultation in a wide variety of legal matters, including expert testimony, as well as clinical work with perpetrators and victims.
Dr. Weiss provides expert opinions on mental health questions via written report, deposition, or courtroom testimony. He works with attorneys, courts, and other parties involved in actual or potential litigation. His research and assessment and his clinical practice cover areas such as:
- Competency to stand trial (civil and criminal)
- Competency to waive rights or legal representation
- General Competency (to make a Will, consent to medical care, etc.)
- Criminal Responsibility
- Mental Disability
- Involuntary Treatment
Competency to stand trial (civil and criminal)
Competency to waive rights or legal representation
General Competency (to make a Will, consent to medical care, etc.)
Dr. Weiss is a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL). He holds Board Certifications in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), formerly the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Dr. Weiss is also Board Certified in Nutrition and Internal Medicine, and a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the Austin Psychiatric Society.